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Mermaid Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£474 - £1308 per week
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Mermaid Cottage is a beautiful, recently restored, Grade II listed property, retaining many of its original features. This charming property is set over three floors, offering modern, comfortable accommodation where the owners have given plenty of consideration to guests comfort. Their historic knowledge of the cottage, along with a collection of old photographs, dating back to its roots as a fisherman's cottage, will give both historians and lovers of St Ives, the ability to enjoy stepping back in time, as you read through its past.

Nestled in the heart of Downalong, St Ives town, with its impressive array of shops and restaurants, is only a few feet away, yet the cottage is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Fore Street. St Ives' award winning beaches and the harbour are within a very short walk, where in the summer, you can enjoy those al fresco evenings.

Entrance

accessed from Virgin Street via one small step into;

Kitchen/dining/snug area

dining table and four chairs, two seater sofa, lounge chair with footstool, fridge with ice box, electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Nespresso coffee machine, Smart TV. Stairs to first floor.

Cloakroom

situated on the ground floor, WC and basin.

Shower room

large shower enclosure, WC and basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed

Sitting room

two seater sofa, two chairs, Smart TV, woodburner. Stairs to second floor.

Bedroom 2

zip and link beds, (twin or superking size), TV, basin, sea glimpses.

Additional information

The stair case to the second floor, which is original to this listed house and characteristic of the old fishermen's cottages in St Ives, is very steep. The handrails should be used and care taken in its use, particularly by young.children and those with restricted mobility. Nearest public long-stay car parks are The Island and Barnoon, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

The owners of this beautiful cottage have thought of absolutely everything to include. A welcome hamper was left on arrival including milk in the fridge which was a thoughtful touch. The property is in immaculate condition including smart TVs throughout. Location is perfect including sea view in top bedroom. Would recommend to anyone wanting a break away in St Ives and would definitely look to stay again in the future. Thank you Aspect Holidays and our lovely hosts for a fantastic stay!

October 2020

Mermaid cottage surpassed our expectations. It's in a perfect location, was spotlessly clean, a really good size for a family of 4 and a dog. Dog friendly places sometimes feel a bit lower grade but mermaid cottage was lovely. We would definitely book this one again, and have recommended to friends.

October 2020

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Downalong

Situated between Porthmeor Beach and the harbour, where fishermen still land a daily catch, holiday cottages in this area are ideally situated for those guests who want to stay right in the heart of the town within seconds of all St Ives has to offer. The cottages, most of which still retain much of their original character and features, have been updated to accommodate modern day living and offer a home from home whilst giving a true feeling of the real St Ives. Read about Holidays in St Ives.

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Local events

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

TBC 2021

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

TBC

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

TBC

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2021

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

The owners of this beautiful cottage have thought of absolutely everything to include. A welcome hamper was left on arrival including milk in the fridge which was a thoughtful touch. The property is in immaculate condition including smart TVs throughout. Location is perfect including sea view in top bedroom. Would recommend to anyone wanting a break away in St Ives and would definitely look to stay again in the future. Thank you Aspect Holidays and our lovely hosts for a fantastic stay!

Mermaid cottage surpassed our expectations. It's in a perfect location, was spotlessly clean, a really good size for a family of 4 and a dog. Dog friendly places sometimes feel a bit lower grade but mermaid cottage was lovely. We would definitely book this one again, and have recommended to friends.

A lovely cosy cottage, excellent location just a few steps away from the harbour and beaches. We had a very enjoyable stay.

Fantastic cottage in the heart of St Ives. Has everything you need for a break. Would love to return!

We loved Mermaid cottage . Best one yet in St Ives . Compact and done up to a very high standard with lots of thought put into it. Excellent and very handy position . Will definitely return .

As someone who can be incredibly fussy about holiday accommodation Mermaid Cottage exceeded all expectations. An Immaculate cottage with history yet comfortable, modern and contemporary on the inside. Stylishly furnished, super well equipped and arguably has the best location in St Ives. Cannot rate Mermaid Cottage, St Ives or Aspects Holidays highly enough!

Mermaid Cottage is a beautiful cottage with all modern facilities. It is closely located to three beaches of St Ives and very central. We cannot recommend this accommodation enough and we will certainly be returning in the future.